What Common Core and campus sexual assault policies have in common

What Common Core and campus sexual assault policies have in common

Jeb Bush’s full-throated acceptance of Common Core, the unpopular national education standards, is already a major drawback for his campaign. But the broader trend toward centralized control of education has also been a factor in pressuring colleges to adopt problematic policies on campus sexual assault.

George Will, writing about Common Core as one of Bush’s major hang-ups, specifically noted Title IX — the gender equality section of the 1972 Education Amendments — and how it has been used by the federal government to take control over aspects of education.

Will points to 31 specific words in the Title IX clause, which state that no person in the U.S. “shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

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